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Events Calendar

Conferences/public lectures

The Centre normally holds 3 one-two day conferences in the academic year, and may host others,  as well as offering public lectures.  The Stephen Copley lecture is held annually, and CECS staff have given papers for the York Festival of Ideas.

Research Seminars

Where the CECS community of staff and students gather to hear and debate the latest research about the eighteenth century. Centre research seminars are held regularly in term time on Tuesdays at 4.30pm in KG/07 at the King's Manor.

Postgraduate Forum

The CECS Postgraduate Forum is a student-lead interdisciplinary research group that meets to listen to and discuss papers from fellow York postgrads, students from other universities, and visiting professors, in a relaxed and friendly environment.


Forthcoming Events

Previous events

Reproducing Race across the Black/White Atlantic: England and Jamaica in the mid-C18

Thursday 30 June 2022

Professor Catherine Hall presents this lecture which explores the reproduction of racial and gender hierarchies in the mid-C18.

Charles and Mary Lamb: Elia and Beyond

Saturday 18 June 2022

We're holding a conference day to mark the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Charles Lamb's Elia essays in the London Magazine.

London in 1810: Spanish American Independence at 27 Grafton Street

Tuesday 7 June 2022

The year 1810 marked a watershed moment in the history of Latin America. During these months, several independent juntas, a set of provisional governments created during the French occupation of Spain, were established across the continent from Mexico to Argentina

The Natural History of Poetry

Tuesday 24 May 2022

Dr Thomas H. Ford joins us to discuss the speculative concept of the natural history of poetry, devised by August Wilhelm and Friedrich Schlegel between 1795 and 1805.

The long 18th century on screen: A Q&A about working as a historian behind the scenes with film & TV

Tuesday 26 April 2022

Hannah Greig leads a discussion on the benefits and pitfalls of academics collaborating with film and TV companies to create period dramas.